Index here

Index - here

All newspaper articles and advertisements are from Papers Past - National Library of New Zealand or Trove - National Library of Australia unless otherwise stated.

Photographer's negatives - the most common question I am asked relates to the current location of photographer's negatives - see this post.

I'm not able to provide any information about photographers other than that on this site. I'm am also not able to date photographs or assist you in identifying people in photographs you may have. I am unable to assist in locating the current location of business records or negatives of any photographer.

I recommend the Auckland City Library's website for more information about New Zealand photographers -

Unknown photographer

Unknown photographer

"Dear Bob. This was taken the other day by a man who was round at our school taking the photos. Doesn't Bill look a gun[?] sitting doubled up in the front. Write Soon. With Love from May." 

Perhaps Christchurch.

24 August 2019

BAYNE, Walter Menzies

Walter Menzies Bayne

Whangarei from 14 July 1889 to about 18 November 1893, succeeded by J. T. Cowdell.

born circa 1867,  reg. Newton Abbot, Devon, Mar 1867, vol 5b page 163, son of Matilda and Walter Bayne (cabinet maker and undertaker, died 9 April 1900), died 8 July 1945 at his residence 21 Marine Square, Devonport, Auckland aged 78 years, reg. 1945/21672, buried Purewa Cemetery, Block H Row 5 Plot 34. Married
Margaret Grace Hill she died 15 August 1947 aged 80 years, buried Purewa Cemetery, Block H Row 5 Plot 34.
William Reginald Bayne
Eleanor Matilda Grace Bayne
Vera Maud Bayne 

Mr W. Bayne, a photographer of experience, is visiting the district for a few days, and orders left at Mr Jenkins will receive attention. We understand he contemplates commencing business here. — Advt.
Northern Advocate, 25 May 1889
[this notice was repeated in the  Northern Advocate until 15 June 1889]

We understand that Mr Bayne has completed his new phographic [sic] gallery, and that he opens for business to-morrow, Saturday.
Northern Advocate, 13 July 1889

Mr W. M. Bayne, the well-known photographer, who during the past few years has "taken" so many of the inhabitants of this district has now gone one step further and taken unto himself a wife. On Saturday last he was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Miss Margaret Grace Hill, of Sandhurst, Victoria, the ceremony taking place in the Wesleyan Church before a large assemblage of people, the Rev. J. Thomas being the officiating clergyman. Miss Bayne and Miss McKenzie were the bridesmaids and Mr David McKenzie the best man. There were the usual showers of rice, and the subsequent wedding breakfast followed. We felicitate Mr and Mrs Bayne upon their union and wish them all sorts of happiness.
Northern Advocate, 25 October 1890

Northern Advocate, 24 October 1891

Mr W. M. Bayne, photographer, has removed into his new studio, in the premises lately occupied by Mr W. H. Palmer [William Hall Palmer, watchmaker and jeweller, father of the photographer Thomas Grice Palmer]. The studio is filled and replete with all necessary conveniences, and some very choice scenery has been added to the gallery. The premises are both handsome and commodious and a credit to Whangarei.
Northern Advocate, 31 October 1891

Northern Advocate, 17 September 1892

In this issue Mr W. Bayne, art photographer, intimates that he has opened studios in Hamilton and Cambridge, and proposes to divide each week between the two places. He can be seen at his studio, Grey-street, Hamilton East, on Monday until midday, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at Mr Tennent's, Cambridge, on Monday, after arrival of train, and on Tuesday and Wednesday in each week. Mr Bayne, since acting for Mr Hemus, of Auckland, has been favoured with a fair share of the patronage of the public, which he trusts may be continued now that he has thrown in his lot with us and become a resident in the district, Mr Bayne has had fourteen years experience in the colonies, during which period he has been employed in some of the best studios in the Australian colonies, and this should be a guarantee of first-class work.
Waikato Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 3439, 14 July 1894

The premises taken and fitted up by Mr. W. H. Bartlett, of Auckland celebrity, for artistic photography are to be open for public inspection this evening. The studio is in Veie's Buildings, adjoining Messrs. Morey's establishment, and is under the management of Mr. W. Bayne, who has had over 17 years' experience in the profession. The show cases that will be on view contain samples of all the popular types and styles of photography, those of the black and white specimens being particularly good and approaching to the beauty and finish of engravings. The enlargements are splendid works of art, and yet intensely natural. From babies to the Premier there are photos in plenty, and altogether a most attractive exhibition will be found. The public are cordially invited to inspect the whole of the premises and the contents, and as incandescent burners will be used for lighting purposes every facility will be given for a favourable view.
Taranaki Daily News, Volume XXXXII, Issue 81, 7 April 1900

An up-to-date photographic studio has been opened by Mr. W. Bayne in the recently erected buildings, Karangahape road, opposite the Baptist Tabernacle. The internal fittings are all in oiled rimu, and the lighting has been admirably arranged. In the show-room may be seen excellent samples of Mr. Baynes' photographic work. The "Tadema" studio is fitted up with all requisite conveniences.
Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 277, 27 November 1906

Took over studio of G. Gregory photographer in Queen Street, Auckland
Auckland Star, Volume XLII, Issue 152, 28 June 1911


Come to Stay.
Mr Walter Bayne, whose son runs the popular photographic studio in Cameron-street, has come to Whangarei to stay. Mr Bayne, sen , is an artisan of some repute. He made and exhibited at the Melbourne Exhibition
[1888] a piece of cabinet work which was described as follows by the Auckland Star :— "For artistic design and excellent execution it is questionable whether this fine piece of workmanship can be beaten. The cabinet is a large one, being fitted up with innumerable drawers and jewel cabinets. In the front is a writing desk, and facing that is a large sliding panel fitted with weights. This is pushed down, and reveals 12 drawers, each faced with handsome pieces of kauri and rewarewa. The sliding panel is a fine piece of work. In the centre is a medallion, on which is carved representations of various native ferns. Adjoining this are five side panels of mottled totara. The pedestals [are]massive, and when opened disclose large [cabinets] capable of holding silver plate, etc. These pedestals have dark rimu moulding with totara beadings.

 Inside the drawers are lined with blue velvet. The side cabinets have pods of peas carved upon them, and the head-piece is a bunch of grapes carved but of mottled kauri with leaves carved from plain red totara. Beneath the desk is another handsome panel of clouded kauri, while the claw of the pedestal is carved from plain kauri, to which is affixed a bunch of grapes carved out of New Zealand birdseye maple. There is no stain whatever used on the wood, and the effect of the tasteful grouping of the various woods is very pleasing. The pleneth is composed of rimu, mottled totara, rimu and various kinds of kauri. Hakehake and kahikatea wood is also used in the construction of the cabinet. This is truly a work of art, and does not look at all out of place in an art gallery.", Mr Bayne secured awards for this work at the Melbourne exhibition.

Northern Advocate, 21 February 1891 

[1] Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 160, 9 July 1945 

Walter and Mary Bayne, Theresa Bayne and two children on the James Wishart July 1874 Auckland

24 August 2019

GREEN, Herbet Huxley

Herbert Huxley Green
 also see Green and Hahn

Born 18 February 1893 Christchurch son of Eliza and John William Green (died 1930), died 21 March 1956 aged 63 years, buried Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, block 37 plot 22.

1916 - Photographer - Lyttelton Times

Mrs J. W. Green, 41 Ely Street, has just received word that her son, Sergeant H. H. Green, is returning by the s.s. Ruahine, which is due in Auckland on or about December 20.
Lyttelton Times, Volume CXVII, Issue 18263, 26 November 1919

Star, Issue 19866, 7 February 1920

Green - Peat. A wedding which created interest among many Wellington and Napier residents was solemnised at All Saints' Church, Kilbirnie, Wellington. The bride was Miss Elsie Peat, who for so many years has been connected with the firm of R. W. Armit, Ltd., and Mr H Hurley Green (sic), of Christchurch. She was given away by her father, Mr Frank Peat. She wore a beautiful frock of ivory and gold marocain with a lace overdress, and becoming cape; also a smart hat of ivory georgette, lace, and bird of paradise trimmings. A. dainty sheaf of golden roses and fern was carried. Miss Winifred Peat was in attendance, in a pink georgette frock finely tucked and trimmed with gold and silver lace, and a hat of lace and georgette. The usual dainty bouquet was carried. The best man was Mr Walter Brassington. The bride's mother was in mole crepe de chine heavily embroidered in violet, and a hat to tone. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs George Rhodes, Seatoun road, Kilbirnie, and the hostess received the guests, wearing a biscuit satin marocain frock and lace hat, with almond trimmings. The bride and bridegroom left later by the Lyttelton steamer for their future home, the former travelling in a fawn gabardine frock heavily embroidered in Russian braid, and a hat or navy with white ospreys, and stole fur.
Press, Volume LX, Issue 17994, 11 February 1924 

At the time of his death he was a company director living at 22B Rossmore Terrace, Christchurch. Following his death his wife's nephew Donald H. Peat, a Wellington photographer inherited his interest as a partner in the firm of Green and Hahn. His wife Elsie Green died in 1983 aged 89 years. His brother was John William Green, a poultry farmer.

A group of unknown men in the Stone Chamber of the Provincial Council Buildings photographed by Herbet Huxley Green about 1925.


John Dunlop
Christchurch and Wanganui

Grand and Dunlop - Christchurch, c. 1875 to 1887
John Dunlop, Oxford Terrace West, Christchurch, 1888 
Eden George, 1888-1891?

Dunlop and Hawley - Wanganui 1891
John Dunlop  - Wanganui 1891 to 1901
succeeded by Louis Gladstone Brogan - Wanganui March 1901

John Dunlop was born in England about 1845 and arrived in New Zealand about 1865. He married at the Holy Trinity Church, Avonside, Christchurch on 10 April 1878, Elizabeth Miriam Scrivener nee Hole, the eldest daughter of Mr W. Hole of Alhampton, Somersetshire. She was the second wife and widow of Cephas Scrivener, draper (he died at East Town Belt, Christchurch on 8 December 1876, first wife Annie Ross died at her residence Abraham Street, Grahamstown on 26 June 1872 aged 29 years).

Elizabeth Miriam Dunlop died on 21 July 1910 at 169 Victoria Street, Christchurch aged 68 and John Dunlop died on 17 July 1925 at the residence of his son William J. Dunlop, 497 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch aged 80. They are both buried in Linwood Cemetery (block 34 plot 226).

William John Dunlop (Optician) born 17 June 1879, Victoria Street, Christchurch, reg. 1879/12675, died 28 June 1958 aged 79 years, reg. 1958/35529, buried Linwood Cemetery (block A plot 176), married Elizabeth Foster circa 1907, reg.1907/3314, born 20 September  1877 Dunedin, died 1 January 1962 aged 84 years buried Linwood Cemetery (block A plot 176).

          Clarence William Dunlop born 28 August 1909, 30 Barbadoes Street, St Albans, Christchurch, reg. 1909/10763, died circa 1990, reg 1990/27707, married 1939 Beatrice Grace Pring born 23
August 1913 Christchurch - 3 children


Press, Volume XV, Issue 2003, 16 September 1869, Page 3
In the 1860's John Dunlop worked for James Elsbee and later Daniel Louis Mundy.

 Press, Volume XLV, Issue 7168, 2 October 1888, Page 1

above - a cabinet card by John Dunlop, Oxford Terrace West, Christchurch

He was named in 1890 as a Provisional Director of Eden George Company Limited along with Vivian White Parsons, Eden George and Charles George.
Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 7580, 17 June 1890, Page 1

Dunlop, John, Photographer, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui. Established 1891.
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District], 1897, page 1409

Mr G. W. Hean, pharmaceutical chemist (by examination) has an advertisement in this issue announcing that he has opened business as a chemist and druggist. His shop is the one occupied until lately by Mr Dunlop, photographer, opposite the temporary post and telegraph office in the Avenue.
Wanganui Herald, Volume XXXV, Issue 10306, 6 April 1901, Page 2


G. H. Daley

Wanganui Herald, Volume IV, Issue 1219, 7 September 1871, Page 4

Photography.— We notice that Mr G. H. Daley has prolonged his stay in Wanganui for a limited time, previous to a tour of New Zealand for a collection of views. We have been shown a quantity of portraits of the townspeople, taken in a style worthy of the best Melbourne artistes, and indeed those anxious to have their faces and forms perpetuated should lose no time in visiting the studio.
Wanganui Herald, Volume IV, Issue 959, 13 September 1870, Page 2

above - a carte de visite by G. H. Daley, Marton 

Photography.- We were shewn to-day by Mr G. H. Daley a collection of photographic portraits, tastefully arranged in a rosewood and gilt frame. The first glance at the collection gave us a favorable impression, which was not diminished by a closer inspection. The portraits have been most carefully taken, the features of each subject shewing out with a clearness and distinctness only seen in portraits taken at first class studios. Wanganui people forming the subjects also added to the conception of the merits of Mr Daley's skill, the faces being so familiar any defect, was the more noticeable. Mr Daley having graduated at one of the best studios in Melbourne it is not, after all, surprising that he should, with the aid of clear Wanganui weather turn out such excellent specimens of the photographic art.
Wanganui Herald, Volume IV, Issue 1054, 24 December 1870, Page 2

Wanganui Herald, Volume IV, Issue 1246, 23 June 1871, Page 2

Photography.— Mr G. H. Daley advertises that he will visit the Patea and Waihi districts professionally. We should think Mr Daley will receive a fair amount of patronage from the inhabitants of these townships, who have not had the same opportunities of participating in this useful adjunct to civilization, as their more favored Wanganui friends.
Wanganui Herald, Volume IV, Issue 1244, 6 October 1871, Page 2 

 Wanganui Herald, Volume VI, Issue 1897, 15 September 1873, Page 3

added 31 May 2014
photo added 25 June 2019 


J. Corbett
Post Office side of Shortland Street


Taylor and Redfern

Taylor and Redfern
194 Queen Street, Auckland
next door to Savings Bank 


Wrigglesworth and Binns - Postcards

Wrigglesworth and Binns

no. 3 - Lookout (tower), Maori Pa, New Zealand Exhibition, Christchurch, NZ
1906  - 1907
Postcard by Wrigglesworth and Binns

no. 9 - Canterbury College
Postcard by Wrigglesworth and Binns

 no. 23 - St Mary's Church, Addington
Postcard by Wrigglesworth and Binns

no. 78 - Armagh Street Bridge
Postcard by Wrigglesworth and Binns

Christchurch Hospital
 Postcard by D. Craig & Co.



New Zealand Kauri Trees
by George Dobson Valentine
no. 91

Kauri Trees, Waitakersi (sic) N.Z. 17237 J.V.

46 - Hauling Kauri Logs, North Auckland

Tane Mahuta, Northland, NZ
Pictorial Publications Ltd, Hastings

Giant Kauri Tree, New Zealand
Pictorial Publications Ltd, Hastings

Tane Mahutu, Waipoua Forest, Northland
Gladys Goodall

Tane Mahutu, Waipoua Forest, Northland, N.Z.
 Printed by Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd.
Colourchrome Series WT 240


Giant Kauri Tree, Te Matua Ngahere
Colour View

Giant Kauri in the Waipoua Kauri Forest, Northland
DOW Productions
no. 123
Photography Studio 57, Auckland

Giant Kauri Tree.
One of the mighty Kauri pines in Waipoua Forest, Northland
Reed 4

Northland Kauri
One of the fine examples that can be seen in the Northland Kauri reserves
Photo: D. McVicker
Published and Distribute by A. H. & A. W. Reed

Giant Kauri Tree
Tane Mahuta
"The Father of the Forest" is the Maori name for this monarch of Waipoua Kauri Forest, Northland. The huge bole would mill enough timber to build a whole block of sixroomed houses.
Photo: K. and J. Bigwood
Reed D. 265

Giant Kauri Tree: Tane Mahutu.
Reed D162

"Tane Mahuta" - Giant Kauri, Waipoua Forest.
This magnificent kauri tree is 169 feet high, has a girth of 43 feet, is 58 feet to the first limb and is estimated to be more than 1200 years old. "Tane" is the god of nature and of trees. "Mahuta" means to rise.
Photograph: Robin Smith Photography Ltd.
Published and Distributed by A. H. & A. W. Reed
SR 554

Square Kauri - Coromandel Peninsula
This unique kauri may be seen within the road boundary between Tapu and Coroglen about 9.5 km from Tapu. It was spared, alone with several other fine trees, during road making in the 1890's.
Photograph: J. Munk
Published and Distributed by A. H. & A. W. Reed

Square Kauri on Tapu Hill, 
Coromandel Peninsula, N.Z. Girth 29'6"
Photography: Doug Johansen
Published and Distributed by Coromandel Peninsula Promotion and Vistor Information Service.
Printed by Rotorua Printers Ltd, New Zealand